Last year, I made this big D9P for myself using a layer cake of this line and both my mom and grandmother fell in love with the fabrics. Incidentally, this was my very first foray into free motion quilting, and let's just say that I'm glad you can't see the quilting up close in this photo.
Since they both loved the fabrics so much, and mentioned that they would love a quilt made with them, I snatched up two more layer cakes and put them away until inspiration struck. I don't usually enjoy repeats, but I ended up spacing these three quilts out enough that it didn't get boring at all. I made French Quarter Charm for my grandmother and gave it to her for Christmas.
The toughest part of making three separate quilts with identical layer cakes has been trying to make each one a little unique. Also, I wanted to be sure that I didn't cut the squares too much. A lot of cutting means too many seams, and too many seams would shrink the size of the quilt, and when your fabric is limited, that just won't work.
As it so happens, my Mom is coming to visit this weekend and I would love to be able to finish it up so she can take it home with her!